Tag: Essential

New Essential PH-1 Accessory Audio Adapter HD Is A Snap-On Headphone Jack

Essential has announced that it's releasing a new accessory for the Essential PH-1. Called the Audio Adapter HD, it will bring back the 3.5 mm headphone jack to the Essential Phone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 7, 2018

Andy Rubin Responds To Report Of Essential Phone 2's Cancellation

Essential has reportedly scrapped development of the successor to the Essential PH-1. Andy Rubin has responded to the claim, but he did not comment about the smartphone startup being put up for sale.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2018

Essential Phone Drops To Just $400 On Amazon: Should You buy This Phone?

You can now get the Essential Phone for just $400 thanks to a new promotion on Amazon. Hurry, though, because it probably won’t last long.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech April 16, 2018

Essential Phone Limited Edition Colors Unveiled: Will This Help Drive Up Sales?

Essential announced three limited edition Essential Phone colors, namely Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. With $100 higher price tags, will these new Essential Phone models help drive up the smartphone's struggling sales?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 16, 2018

Essential Phone Didn’t Even Sell 100,000 Units In 2017: What Went Wrong?

The Essential PH-1 only managed to push less than 90,000 units during the first six months of its release. What does that say about the smartphone market?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 13, 2018

Essential Phone Update Improves Touch Response And Patches Up Security Vulnerabilities, But It's Not Perfect

A new Essential Phone update improves the device's touch response and patches up certain security vulnerabilities, among other things. Installing the update, however, might cause trouble for some users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 31, 2017

You Can Get An Essential PH-1 For Just $299: Here's What You Need

The Essential PH-1 or Essential Phone is available for just $299, but you're going to have to jump through a few hoops to get it at that price.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 29, 2017

The Essential PH-1 Isn't A Success, And The $200 Price Drop Proves It

The $699 Essential PH-1 or Essential Phone just got its price dropped by $200. While that's good news for consumers, it indicates that the smartphone maker is struggling.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 24, 2017

Essential Phone Cheaper By $200 Just 2 Months After Shipping Started: Perfect Timing?

The Essential Phone price has been slashed from $699 to $499 just about two months since shipping of the device started. The price drop might be too early, but it could also be perfect timing for Essential.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 22, 2017

Essential Phone Reddit AMA: Android Oreo Update, Touch Fix, Night Mode, And More Confirmed

The Essential Phone will receive an Android Oreo public beta in the coming weeks, in addition to night mode and other much-needed performance fixes. Essential also confirmed the status of the white variant, saying it’ll ship soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 10, 2017

Only 5,000 Essential Phones Sold So Far: What Went Wrong?

Android cofounder Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone is an excellent device, but people are seemingly apathetic toward it. A new report claims only 5,000 units of the phone have been sold so far.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 28, 2017

The Essential Phone Will Bring Back The Headphone Jack; Android 8.0 Oreo Update Coming Soon

In a Reddit AMA with Andy Rubin, it was revealed that the Essential Phone will revive the headphone jack through an accessory, and that the Android 8.0 Oreo update is coming soon. Will you be buying the $700 smartphone now?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 14, 2017

Essential PH-1 Drop Test: Does The Titanium And Ceramic Essential Phone Survive? [Video]

JerryRigEverything is at it again, finding out just how durable today's smartphones are, but this time around, it's a rare drop test involving the Essential PH-1.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 12, 2017

Essential Phone Customers, Don't Reply To This Email: Phishing Scam Or Massive Mistake?

Essential Phone customers received an email requesting for additional information to verify their preorders. However, it is advised not to reply to it, as all replies will be sent to everyone who received the email.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 31, 2017

Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone Is Now Available: What The Critics Are Saying

Reviews for the Andy Rubin’s first-ever smartphone have started to come out. Critics praised the phone’s risky design choices but complained about a few things, such as the lack of a headphone jack.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 19, 2017

Andy Rubin’s Essential Smartphone Is Now ‘In Full Mass Production,’ Release Date To Be Announced Next Week

Andy Rubin has now confirmed that the Essential Phone will get a release date next week. The smartphone, now in mass production, will compete with Apple’s and Samsung’s handsets.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 10, 2017

With Sprint Exclusivity, Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone Is Rendered Moot

Andy Rubin's Essential smartphone will now be a Sprint exclusive. If Rubin is hoping to repeat the success of the first iPhone, then he may be in for a rude awakening.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 12, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone Will Be Sprint Exclusive In US, But Why?

Andy Rubin's Essential Phone has already gone up for preorder, but those looking for carrier options will have only one choice: Sprint. Why did Essential choose a Sprint exclusivity rather than teaming up with a bigger carrier?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 12, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Raises An Additional $300 Million As It Prepares To Challenge Samsung And Apple

Andy Rubin's Essential company has raised an additional $300 million. Will it be enough to take on Samsung and Apple?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 8, 2017

Can Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Succeed In Making Modular Phones The Next Big Thing?

The Essential PH-1 is the new smartphone from the father of Android that came out recently. As everyone knows, modular phones aren't a big thing just yet, but this could change the tide soon.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 5, 2017

Andy Rubin Wants Essential Home To Have Apple's Siri, Amazon's Alexa, And Google's Assistant

Andy Rubin wants his Essential Home device to run all three major virtual assistants, including Alexa, Assistant, and Siri. Other devices who’ll do otherwise, he said, will fail.

Smart Home June 4, 2017

Andy Rubin's Essential Smartphone Faces Legal Threat Prior To Launch

Andy Rubin recently unveiled his Essential smartphone, but a legal battle could spell trouble for the new smartphone. A company has alleged that Rubin's phone is a violation of its trademark.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 4, 2017

Does The Essential Phone Have What It Takes To Steal Samsung Galaxy S8's Thunder?

After the launch of the Essential Phone fans were eager to know whether the new handset would be able to dethrone Galaxy S8 as a better device. Here's a look at what the two smartphones have to offer.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 3, 2017

After The Anti-iPhone And Amazon Echo Competitor, Andy Rubin's Essential Smart Glasses Takes Aim At Google Glass

Essential Smart Glasses could materialize soon, according to an old patent that has been dug up. Equipped with cameras and chips for AR, it could succeed where the Google Glass failed.

Wearable Tech June 2, 2017

Essential Home Is Amazon Echo's New Competitor From The Father Of Android

Andy Rubin’s new Essential phone comes with Essential Home, a smart hub ecosystem designed to offer a starkly different smart home experience than typical solutions do. Here’s how it plans to achieve such a feat.

Gadgets May 31, 2017

Essential Smartphone Could Be Unveiled Soon As Android Cofounder's Company Teases 'Something Big' On May 30

Essential has just released a teaser of its upcoming smartphone and announced that it'll reveal 'something big' on May 30, with Android cofounder Andy Rubin urging everyone to stay tuned.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 25, 2017

Android Cofounder Andy Rubin Targets Apple's iPhone Again With Bezel-Less, AI-Powered 'Essential' Smartphone

Andy Rubin, the man responsible for Android, will soon release an AI-powered smartphone that features a bezel-less, pressure-sensitive display with a proprietary connector that gives the phone expanded hardware overtime. Rubin aims to launch it this year, reports claim.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 13, 2017

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